“How much will my loft conversion project cost me?”
There is no simple mathematical equation that will guarantee the final costs for your loft conversion. As each home, and each style is different, along with many other factors that may effect the starting point. However we can start by giving you a basic cost in £GBP per square metre of new floor area that you hope to create. For example you hope to achieve a new bedroom within your loft approximately 4.2M (14 feet) wide by 3.6M (12 feet ) long. This is a good sized double bedroom, this bedroom has a floor space of 4.2X3.6 =15.12M2 you need to allow approximately 3M2 for the average staircase arrangement you will end up with an overall area just over 18M2. A good guide for this project with plans and engineers calculations are £800.00 per M2 eg 18 X £800 = £14,400.00 these costs would be + vat.
This method will give you a real starting point for trying to decide wether or not a loft conversion project is right for you and your home.
Costs are also area generated as local factors may affect the costs.
Inner London costs are obviously greater.
Next we need to consider if there is sufficient headroom within your loft. You have already decided that the headroom in the loft is suitable for the purposes of creating a loft conversion with full building regulation approval from the local authority, but is it good enough for what you want to use the room for? Would you like to increase the volume by adding Dormer windows? Would you like to extend the existing shape of the roof from a hipped design to a more substantial gable design.
All of these factors will obviously need to be considered when calculating the overall costs of the loft conversion project. We can do this in various ways. You can send us your specific dimensions along with a few photos of the property, along with your wish list of specifications, and we can try to arrive at a cost that is within your preferable budget. Alternatively we can arrange for one of our surveyors to call to your home to discuss any of your requirements. If you choose to opt for a surveyor to call to your home, please be aware the surveyor is not a sales man and will not arrive with any paperwork offering you a contract to sign there and then.
"You now have a very good idea of how much your loft conversion is going to cost" even though it represents good value" you can't afford that, or your budget simply doesn't stretch to that much. Here's what to do next. With help and advice from The loft Specialists look here for;-